154. Haematopus ostralegus

154. Haematopus ostralegus.

THE OYSTER-CATCHER, SEA-PIE or OLIVE.

Ostrea=an oyster; lego=I bring together, collect. Darya gajpaon, India; Yerri kali ulanka (Telugu).

Male 16". Female 17". Legs pink-red. Bill 3 1/4", orange-yellow. Head, neck, back, wings, and tail black; rest white. Broad wing-band.— Young birds less black; feathers pale-edged. Europe generally, wintering in Egypt, C. Asia, and N.W. India. Two to four eggs (2.2 x 1.5), buff, streaked brown. (J. 862. B. 1450.) See illustration, p. 161.

Also with belly and quill-lining white:—

H. osculans. 18". Probably intermediate between H. ostralegus and H. longirostris. Prom E. Siberia south to China.

Also with belly white and quill-lining blackish:—

H. longirostris. 17". From Australia, New Zealand, Papuan and Moluccan Islands.

H. leucopus. 16". From Falkland Islands.

H. palliatus. Male 15 1/2" Female 17". America and W. Indies.

M. frazari. 17". From California.

H. galapagensis. 15". From Galapagos Islands.

H. durnfordi. 16". From Patagonia.

Also with belly black or blackish:—

H. unicolor. Male 18". Female 17". From Australia and New Zealand. H. moguini. 20". From Africa, Canaries, and Madeira. H. niger. 17 1/2". From N.W. America.

H. ater. 16". From Falkland Islands. (B.M. Cat., xxiv. 105-121.)

BookTitle: 
Game, Shore And Water Birds Of India
Reference: 
Le Messurier, Augustus. Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India Fourth Edition, 1904.
Title in Book: 
154. Haematopus ostralegus
Book Author: 
A Le Messurier
CatNo: 
154
Year: 
1904
Page No: 
162
Common name: 
Oyster Catcher Sea Pie Or Olive
M_ID: 
3951
M_CN: 
Eurasian Oystercatcher
M_SN: 
Haematopus ostralegus
Volume: 
4th ed.
id: 
12901

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